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dc.contributor.authorDavid, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorMach, Andréen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-21T09:42:16Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-21T09:42:16Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9291908851en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/63462-
dc.description.abstractThis research paper discusses the role of institutions in the rapid growth and successful international integration of Switzerland during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. In analysing the emergence and consolidation of the institutions whose existence was crucial, the paper looks both at the political institutions that managed conflicts and promoted cooperation between private and public actors and the economic institutions that, on the one hand, compensated the groups that fell behind in the developmental process (e.g., agricultural subsidies, high tolerance for domestic cartels, tariffs for some industries, institutions for labour representation) and, on the other hand, enhanced productivity. In addition, the absence of some institutions such as a patent law and an independent central bank was also crucial in the Swiss case, even though these two institutions are regarded as pre-requisites of development by today’s economic orthodoxy. The paper concludes by drawing lessons for today’s developing countries.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherUNU-WIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper, UNU-WIDER, United Nations University (UNU) 2006/101en_US
dc.subject.jelN13en_US
dc.subject.jelN23en_US
dc.subject.jelN43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordSwitzerlanden_US
dc.subject.keywordsmall countriesen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwKleines-Land-Modellen_US
dc.subject.stwSchweizen_US
dc.titleInstitutions and economic growth: The successful experience of Switzerland (1870 - 1950)en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn518499014en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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